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Why UW?

Why UW?

The University of Wyoming is a nationally recognized institution of academic excellence and world-class research. UW combines accessibility and affordability with an experience that prepares our students to be competitive in a global market.

Small Class Sizes and Increased Faculty Interaction

Student and faculty engagement is a hallmark of the university, helping our students reach their full potential to achieve dynamic and rewarding careers. Through small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio, our students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with renowned faculty and researchers. Visiting faculty, compelling speakers and artists-in-residence add to this dynamic quality of instruction and interaction at UW.

World-Class Facilities

Unprecedented investments are creating world-class facilities for  students and researchers. The Tier 1 Engineering Initiative will bring UW to the forefront of engineering schools nationwide.

Your Choice of Study

UW offers 80 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate academic degree programs through seven colleges and multiple interdisciplinary institutes and schools. With a small student/faculty ration of 14:1, UW is a community of scholars and learners committed to excellence. UW's academic programs of distinction are focused in broad areas: science and technology, the arts and humanities, environment and natural resources, life sciences and professions critical to the state and region:

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Health Sciences
College of Law
Outreach School
School of Energy Resources
School of Environment and Natural Resources
Graduate Education

Student Support

Student Success Services helps students develop their full potential by creating an engaging environment for meaningful learning opportunities structured to meet each student's unique needs. The program empowers students by providing tools for college life management such as: academic success, university connectedness, financial literacy and post graduation and career planning.

A variety of student societies provide our students with opportunities to socialize and be involved in the university and greater community.

Location, Location, Location!

UW is conveniently located just off 1-80, providing direct access to the Denver International Airport and surrounding amenities, but far enough off the beaten path to engage as a small community. Nestled between two mountain ranges, UW offers a wide range of academic and lifestyle opportunities including year-round cultural and outdoor recreation events.


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